Thank you to all students, staff and parents for their understanding over the weekend and the unprecedented decision to cancel all Knox sport due to extreme conditions. A big decision not taken lightly by our executive team but as you can appreciate the wellbeing of all students and officials is priority.

With Senior School sports nominations about to be sent to all boys for the 2017 winter season, it is worthwhile reminding all families of the commitment to sport at Knox Grammar.

The letter below should help clarify our position.

Letter - Commitment to Knox Grammar and Saturday sport Letter - Commitment to Knox Grammar and Saturday sport (70 KB)

One group of boys did however go on a Sailing trip to Canberra where they competed in the ACT State Championship Regatta. In tough conditions, the team finished eighth and we are all very proud of their achievement and the staff involved.

This weekend we play Summer Round 2 v Barker (away) and full details of draw, times and venues can be found on the Knox Portal. If any new parents are still struggling to find their way around the Knox Portal please call Liz Smith in the KSAA Office on 9487 0127. I’m sure with last week’s cancellations the boys will be more than keen to get the season started on Saturday.

Sportsman of the Week
Ellis Merrett (Year 7) - an outstanding young sportsman who steered our Sailing team to a win over ANU. Ellis competed against boys almost twice his age from the ANU.
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Prep Sport Absences due to illness or injury

We ask that appointments preferably are not made when trainings are on. If your son is unwell to attend his weekly sports training day, could you please notify the sports office (prior to or on that day) by calling 9473 0308 or an email to Mrs McDonald with a reason why your son can’t attend. Please ensure at all times in correspondence with the sports department that you provide your son's full name, year group and name of his sport.

If your son is unwell on a Friday evening or Saturday morning and is unable to attend his game, please email Mrs McDonald with your son's full name, sports team and the reason why your son will be absent. It would also be helpful, if possible, to let another team member know that your son won't be at his game so he can relay this immediately to the coach.

Prep Sports Information

All information regarding Knox Prep Sport is listed on the Knox Portal under Prep > Sport.


William Adams, Year 11

During the hottest heatwave on record, seven Knox boys, Toby Wilson, Evan Gauchi, Ellis Merrett, Tom Reid, Tom O’Sullivan, Rhys Jones and myself, William Adams, braved 45 plus degrees of heat to participate in the ACT state championships. Although we came 8th out of 13 teams, we were incredibly proud of our efforts, having experienced an amazing opportunity for self improvement and had a great time.
We sail what are known as team’s races; three boats on two teams trying to get the best combination of finishing positions to win. It’s incredibly tactical, with the outcome being decided often by out manoeuvring the enemy rather than sheer speed.

We headed off on Friday afternoon, arriving in the capital at around eight at night. After a filling dinner we headed off to rest for the coming day. The next day we rose early to get down to the Yacht Club for a nine o’clock briefing. After this, the racing was underway. Our first race was a loss to Canberra Boys, from which we learned many lessons. Our second race was a resounding success when we beat Scots, last year’s NSW state champions. Another loss followed, this time against ANU’s A team, men up to twice our age. At this point I was suffering from heat exhaustion and had to sit the following races out. The rest of the team went on to win against ANU’s B team, no small feat. During this race our youngest skipper, Ellis (Year 7) overtook three boats to win the race. Unfortunately, we then lost to Scots again. We lost again to the ANU A team, before rounding the day off with a win against Canberra Girls’ Grammar.

After a restful night, we continued racing on the Sunday. We lost at first to Ascham after our captain, Toby Wilson, capsized trying to avoid a collision. The wind at this point had climbed to around 21 knots, quite heavy for the boats we were sailing. Our next race, which would prove to be our last, was a perfect win, with the team placing first, second and third. After our resounding victory, the umpires were forced to call off all racing when the wind began to gust at 30 knots. 

Even though we did not perform as well as we could have, we all felt the regatta was a resounding positive, helping us to enhance our skills. We are very thankful to all the parents who came to watch, as well as our Coach Mr Parker and Mr Ollier who accompanied us.

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Water Polo

Mr Mark McNamara, Head Coach, Waterpolo

At the recent U14 State Water Polo Championships, Sydney University Water Polo club managed to win the gold medal. Knox coach Nathan Crookes coached the team to success. Three Knox students were among a squad of boys who were selected to participate in the NSW U14 Talented Athlete Program. Congratulations to Tyler Krenkels, Sam Matruglio and Lachlan Reeve.

These talented boys now have the opportunity to further impress selectors to be named in the NSW U14 teams to compete interstate.

Sport Wet Weather Information

Wet Weather Information
Prep: 9901 7982
Senior: 9901 7701
Online: Download the 'Prep Skoolbag' or 'Senior School Skoolbag app' - search 'Knox Grammar' in the app store
Sport fixtures are advertised on the fixture schedule on the Knox Portal.

These fixtures can change due to many factors and changes after 3pm on Fridays due to wet weather, cancellations or forfeits will be advertised on the sports info website and wet weather number. 
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Boarder Travel to Sport

Any boarder who needs assistance with travel arrangements to each Saturdays sport should check with their coach to assist in arranging transport.
Where this has not been successful then students should check with their housemaster to assist with arrangements.
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Any student attending any Knox sporting fixture and/or venue must be properly attired in either track suit or school uniform.

No Dogs Allowed Policy

To improve safety of the students and visitors to the school, we have a No Dogs Allowed policy. Dogs are prohibited, leashed or unleashed, on school grounds, unless they are assistance dogs, security patrol dogs or police dogs.
Dogs may not be brought onto any Knox Grammar School property, including the Prep and Senior School campuses and all playing fields, including Curagul and Gillespie Fields.

Signage has been installed and our Security Team has been asked to let parents and carers know that we are a dog-free school.   If you bring a dog onto school property, you may be approached by the School's Security Team and asked to leave.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding on this safety initiative.
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Parking for Saturday sport at the Senior School

Due to construction of our exciting new Knox Performing Arts Centre/Junior Secondary Academy, we are no longer able to provide parking at Woodville Ave for families attending sports fixtures at the Senior School campus. Parking is available in the Borambil Street underground carpark for weekend sport. Where possible, we encourage boys and parents to use public transport for travel to and from the Senior School campus.